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Action can dignify this tribute to Babita Deokaran, and whistleblowers everywhere

The president himself should halt the national malady of covering up corruption, whose origins can be traced to a key moment for the ANC in 1996

The Children’s Amendment Bill still leaves many children behind

In its current form, the Bill fails to address issues that early childhood development practitioners have long been grappling with

Encoding and decoding social unrest: A semiotic analysis of the ‘Zuma protests’

Labelling the protestors as looters denies the political consciousness of those living in precarity, it unconscionably encodes a criminal stereotype over the poor and erases any justice claims that motivate their actions

Geostrategic fault lines show up at the annual Brics summit

While the summit leaders solemnly swear that they are singing off the same struggle song sheet towards progressive development, the bloc’s leaders’ solidarity is mostly skin-deep

Local government elections: The freaks come out to play

Local government is about cutting the grass and filling potholes, not about the death penalty and prayer in schools

Editorial: Stopping suicide is a collective challenge

As a society, we must help everyone, particularly young people, to develop coping skills

South Africa needs more black corporate guerillas

A lack of meaningful transformation will undermine the country’s progress and democratic order

Marriages of inconvenience: the fraught politics of coalitions in South Africa

A new book, Marriages of Inconvenience: The Politics of Coalitions in South Africa, takes a forward-looking view of the country politics but also a historical one

Traumatised societies need ethical leaders

The past cannot be erased, but leaders can choose how to respond to it and how to forge a better future

Global players enabled ‘Zupta’ corruption

The Zupta decade: Governments and global corporates, banks and consultants must stop enabling money laundering

Zama Ndlovu: Lessons from China to the ANC — No one policy can be correct indefinitely

China’s decision on edtech firms demonstrates a desire to achieve equity even at the expense of profits, and there are lessons for South Africa

Charities and nonprofits play a vital role in society

The spirit of philanthropy and community building is not only a virtue that serves a moral purpose, it is a function of collective human survival

9/11: It’s all I’ve ever known

Aaron White was six years old in New York City when the Towers fell. For the lucky ones, life just moved on

Did 9/11 really change everything? It’s hard to tell if you’re brown

Witnessing 9/11 in New York, the fear and the unity, no one could agree if we were entering a new world, or a depressingly familiar one

What difference did 9/11 make to the United States?

When the next terrorist attacks come, will US presidents be able to channel public demand for revenge by precise targeting, explaining the trap that terrorists set, and focusing on creating resilience in US responses?

Labour tenants want more than land back

They want to be compensated for shattered dreams, material losses, cattle impounded and never returned, goats killed, homes burnt to ashes, and their dignity stripped when they were forcibly removed

Fraser saves Zuma from prison – again

The correctional services commissioner (and former spy boss tied to state capture) overruled the medical board’s dismissal of the former president’s application for parole

Digital interventions help to stem student suicide rates

South Africa is developing internet-based suicide prevention tools on university campuses
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